Republicans block Democratic effort to increase direct checks to $2,000
House Republicans on Thursday blocked a bill by Democrats to provide direct checks of $2,000 to individuals on Thursday, afterto amend a newly passed relief bill to increase direct payments to $2,000, with $4,000 for a couple. House Republicans blocked the proposal, which Democrats tried to pass by unanimous consent, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there will be a full House vote on the measure next week.
“Today, on Christmas Eve morning, House Republicans cruelly deprived the American people of the $2,000 that the President agreed to support. If the President is serious about the $2,000 direct payments, he must call on House Republicans to end their obstruction,” Pelosi said in a statement Thursday morning. “On Monday, I will bring the House back to session where we will hold a recorded vote on our …continued .
[Source: CBS News]